Writing

Selected Works

Our Truest Loves: On Poetry and Parasocial Relationships (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019)

Unguilty Pleasures: On Emily Nussbaum’s I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019)

“She Doesn’t Need Us Anymore”: A Look at Fleabag Season 2 (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

The National’s Anthem (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

Frank O’Hara Is Everywhere (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

How Female Showrunners Are Changing TV (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Cover Story: Natalia Anciso Wears Her Art on Her Sleeve (Caliber Magazine, Issue 17, 2019)

On Loneliness (Caliber, 2019)

The Remarkable Inconspicuousness of Michael Sheen (The Annex, 2018)

The Long Shadow Film Review: The Nation That Slavery Built (Nonfics, 2018)

Why Women Directors Are Thriving on Television (Film School Rejects, 2018)

Theater Review: TDPS Holds a Funhouse Mirror Up to Marriage in 70 Scenes of Halloween (Caliber, 2018)


Features

Spanish in the Time of Xenophobia (Caliber, Issue 18, 2019)

Cover Story: Natalia Anciso Wears Her Art on Her Sleeve (Caliber, Issue 17, 2019)

The Remarkable Inconspicuousness of Michael Sheen (The Annex, 2018)

Why Women Directors Are Thriving on Television (Film School Rejects, 2018)

Figures of Speech: A Spotlight on Cal Students Who Stutter (Caliber, Issue 15, 2017)

Television

“She Doesn’t Need Us Anymore”: A Look at Fleabag Season 2 (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

How Female Showrunners Are Changing TV (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

The Disappearance of the TV Antihero (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Evolution of the Mystery Box (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Anatomy of a Great TV Pilot (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The 20 Best TV Bottle Episodes Ever (Film School Rejects, 2018)

How ‘Breaking Bad’ Turns the Camera into a Character (Film School Rejects, 2018)

David Lynch Doesn’t Give a Shit About Your Nostalgia (Film School Rejects, 2018)

How ‘Mindhunter’ Breaks the Cardinal Rule of Storytelling (Film School Rejects, 2018)

What ‘The Twilight Zone’ Teaches Us About Storytelling (Film School Rejects, 2018)

‘American Vandal,’ ‘Mindhunter,’ and Netflix’s True Crime Discourse (Film School Rejects, 2018)

Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ is Looking as Promising as Ever (Film School Rejects, 2018)

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams to Star as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in New FX Series (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Good Place and the Paradox of Authenticity (UC Berkeley, 2018)

Lost, The Leftovers, and Lindelof: How Rabid Fans Built and Destroyed a TV Empire (UC Berkeley, 2017)

“Standing Out, Not Fitting In:” How Mad Men Made Narrative Complexity Cool (UC Berkeley, 2017)

Film

Pain and Glory Review: A Meditative Masterpiece (Caliber, 2019)

One Child Nation Review: A Devastating History, Revealed (Nonfics, 2019)

Vision Portraits Review: An Answer to Inspiration Porn (Nonfics, 2019)

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love Review: This Is Not a Love Story (Nonfics, 2019)

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Review: The Performer, The Paradox  (Nonfics, 2019)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Review: Toni Morrison Has a Lot to Teach Us (Nonfics, 2019)

Directed by Women: Mamma Mia! directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Directed by Women, 2019)

Under the Radar: “Circle of Steel” Is a Tender Portrait of Existential Crisis (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Under the Radar: Diane Paragas’ “Yellow Rose” Puts the American Dream to Music (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

The Long Shadow Review: The Nation That Slavery Built (Nonfics, 2018)

Liyana Review: ‘Liyana’ Weaves a Stunning Folk Tale from Trauma (Nonfics, 2018)

The Oscars Love Movies About Disability, Not Disabled Actors (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Life, Death, and Rocky Rebirth of the Movie Musical (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Best Movies on Amazon Prime (Complex, 2018)

The Complexity of Frida: Antiheroic Depictions and Heroic Appropriations of Frida Kahlo (UC Berkeley, 2017)

Music

The National’s Anthem (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

10 Great Music Videos Directed By Your Favorite Filmmakers (Film School Rejects, 2018)

The Best Christmas Songs of All Time (Complex, 2017)

The Best TV Theme Songs (Complex, 2017)

Theater

Theater Review: TDPS Holds a Funhouse Mirror Up to Marriage in 70 Scenes of Halloween (Caliber, 2018)

Theater Review: TDPS’s All in the Timing Explores the Mechanics of Connection (Caliber, 2018)

Theater Review: TDPS Puts a Colorful, Superficial Spin on Tartuffe (Caliber, 2018)

Theater Review: TDPS’s Metamorphoses is a Stunning Theatrical Achievement (Caliber, 2017)

Theater Review: Love and Pride Joyfully Captures the Fun of Musical Theatre (Caliber, 2017)

Theater Review: TDPS’s Polaroid Stories Boldly Blends the Profane and the Poetic (Caliber, 2017)

Books, Poetry, & Art

Book Review: The Painted Forest by Krista Eastman: Thoroughly Acquainted with the World (ZYZZYVA, 2019)

Book Review: Love and I by Fanny Howe: A Meander through a Singular Mind (ZYZZYVA, 2019)

Our Truest Loves: On Poetry and Parasocial Relationships (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019)

Book Review: I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: A Pointed Ode to Love (Caliber, 2019)

Unguilty Pleasures: On Emily Nussbaum’s I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019)

Frank O’Hara Is Everywhere (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog, 2019)

Exhibit Review: BAMPFA’s “All Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging” Makes Good on Its Promise (Caliber, 2019)

Interview with an Artist: Nicky Rodriguez (Caliber, 2019)

Personal

On Loneliness (Caliber, 2019)

On Shoes and Grief (Caliber, 2019)

Some Hours in L.A. (Caliber, 2019)

Curation

Our Bodies, Our Choice: VOD and Web Series Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Binge Worthy: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

You Have to Laugh: VOD and Web Series Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Imagine That: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Smashing Stigmas: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Flipping the Script: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Figuring It Out: VOD and Web Series Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Here and Queer: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)

Making Space and Finding a Place: Crowdfunding Picks (Women and Hollywood, 2019)